I got to attend the world premiere of Guitar Hero Live last year, where they debuted the strange FMV style and brand new guitar, all on an actual stage with actual musicians. It was a fun event and I enjoyed my hands-on time but I have never played the game again since…
“In 2008 my band (“CHUD”) opened for The Who. We got up on stage at the Orpheum Theater, gazed into a crowd of thousands of adoring fans, and started clicking away frantically at our plastic instruments.
We played a pretty mean cover of Tangled Up in Blue on Rock Band 2 at that E3 party, if I say so myself. One thing was obvious- playing in front of a crowd is exhilarating. Bars around the country proved that fact with weekly Rock Band nights, but nothing is comparable to stepping in front of thousands of people and rocking out, even if it’s just in a game.
So it’s easy to see what Activision and new series developer FreeStyleGames (DJ Hero) is going for with Guitar Hero Live. These games are rock star simulators, and what better way to make you feel like a rock star than to put you in front of an audience?”